Providential Pests

GOD, I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT ALL! I seriously just yelled that out at work. Then I came to my senses and realized that I probably will never understand it all, but at least God does. Sometimes we want to understand things that are so above us, like Godly above our knowledge. Lately I’ve been trying to figure out so many aspects of my life and it’s been overwhelming. I feel like I’m working and have worked so hard and I’m STILL not where I want to be. It’s like I’m stuck between go for it and stand still. Imagine the dilemma of that. And to top it off, I live in a world of providential pests.

Providential pests are people or things that are purposely in your life to upset or frustrate you. Except these kind of pests are meant to frustrate you to change for the better. Sounds crazy because sometimes you just want the easy way out. It’s even more difficult when you think you’re supposed to be next in line and someone skips you yet again. DON’T Y’ALL SEE ME?! And then comes the providential pests who make you want to scream. They make you want to fight, but you have to have some sense of maturity to understand their relevance to the growth in your life. If not, you’ll continue to be frustrated to no avail.

What are examples of providential pests, you ask? It could be that supervisor who irks your spirit and makes you want to quit daily. Instead, when looked at for what it is, you focus your energy on finding a better job or going back to school to advance your career. It could be that friend you expected to support you, but they constantly question your dreams. Instead of telling them off, you learn to channel that anger into creativity for your work. You definitely have to be able to put things into perspective and see how they affect you. If not, pests just become problematic. So, which direction do you choose? Frustration can push you forward if you let it.

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